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However, in penalising them, it adopted a novel approach with specious reasoning, bringing down the penalty to around Rs 10 crore for all the three companies cumulatively.
It was a textbook example of specious reasoning by comparing apples to airplanes.
As the process continues to grind along, we are also concerned that EPA will raise ethanol requirements from its 2014 proposal, based on the specious reasoning that E85 a mixture of up to 85 percent ethanol with 15 percent gasoline is a workable solution.
This egalitarian instinct for truth discredited Hume's specious reasoning and reinforced the conviction that ordinary men, possessing sufficient common sense to understand life, could quite capably "rule themselves" (p.
For another, it is also based on specious reasoning.
However, the dependence on the infallibility of unregulated markets and the reliance on a prolonged regime of extremely low interest rates proved erroneous, as they were both founded on specious reasoning and blind dogmatism.
Typically, Harrison scrutinizes the statements of Israel-haters for internal contradictions, inconsistencies, specious reasoning, misstatements of fact, and outright lies.
The sorry pastiche of specious reasoning and sophistry that he finds so compelling should be seen for what it is: nothing more than the latest in her unrelenting efforts to try to force a moral alternative where there isn't one and a tack to advance her cause by adopting a disingenuously conciliatory tone toward the pro-life movement.
He had given into instinct, yes, an instinct he had subsequently justified to himself with specious reasoning about keeping it safe.
Earlier, the Times filed a motion with the King County Superior Court to dismiss a suit that Hearst has filed against the Times, alleging that the Times has started up an 18-month clock to shut down the Post-Intelligencer based on specious reasoning.
and from Manhattan to Toronto, Moore targets and indulges in specious reasoning about just what makes so many Yanks so violent.
Thus by specious reasoning The Fatima Crusader devotes its pages not to greater love of Our Lady but to the personality of Father Gruner himself